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magret Jan 24, 2008 06:50 AM

had bad experiences during the program, any good places mid to high end not doing it? That's where I'll be during!

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    Mila Jan 25, 2008 05:57 AM

    Petit Dejeuner
    $30 Prix Fix Three Courses

    Le Petit Dejeuner
    191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

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    1. re: Mila
      magret Jan 25, 2008 06:24 AM

      Actually once you get past the spelling mistakes on the web page you will see that it's $45 for the prix fixe and $30 for pairing wines.....

      1. re: magret
        Mila Jan 25, 2008 07:02 AM

        Actually, I was there last Friday and had it for $30 which was the price listed on the menu. Not perfect, but a good vibe, better than average food with a few standouts.

        1. re: Mila
          Food Tourist Jan 25, 2008 07:26 AM

          I wonder if it's better tasting (and value) than Toba. Petit Dejeuner irks me at brunch time. What were the standouts?

          1. re: Food Tourist
            Mila Jan 25, 2008 10:15 AM

            Belgian Waffles
            Crispy Fries & Mayo
            Roast Chicken Special

            Not a destination but great for a relaxing evening.

        2. re: magret
          knuckles Jan 25, 2008 08:36 AM

          Actually, you will see that $45 for valentines day. It's regularly $30.

      2. JamieK Jan 24, 2008 12:01 PM

        Vittorio's on Avenue has got a $25 prix fixe menu they're calling "V-Licious" -

        don't know if it's year-round or not

        14 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V2, CA

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        1. re: JamieK
          millygirl Jan 24, 2008 12:45 PM

          You can add Pastis Express to winterlicious free dining.

          1. re: millygirl
            millygirl Jan 24, 2008 12:47 PM

            Sorry, meant to do this too!

            1158 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L9, CA

            1. re: millygirl
              JamieK Jan 24, 2008 12:51 PM

              wow! a link! I'm impressed. ;->

              1. re: JamieK
                millygirl Jan 24, 2008 12:56 PM

                Just for you JamieK :) Now if I can only figure out how to attach a previous thread. Been doing my homework but can't seem to figure that one out.

                1. re: millygirl
                  pinstripeprincess Jan 24, 2008 01:08 PM

                  find the thread you want to link to, copy the url form up top then just drop it straight into the text box. it'll auto link it for you.

                  1. re: pinstripeprincess
                    millygirl Jan 24, 2008 01:31 PM

                    okay this is where I show how computer savvy I really am not. Sorry but where/what is the url form up top??? many thanks pinstripeprincess.

                    1. re: millygirl
                      JamieK Jan 24, 2008 01:35 PM

                      It's all the stuff you should see after "address" or in some section at or near the top of your screen. So for instance, for this very thread, you should see
                      somewhere above. You just highlight, copy and then paste where you want.

                      1. re: JamieK
                        millygirl Jan 25, 2008 11:30 AM

                        Thing is I don't see any of that stuff anywhere above. You mean you see a number for each topic?

                        1. re: millygirl
                          pescatarian Jan 25, 2008 11:40 AM

                          Millygirl, when you go to Chowhound or any websited, the address bar is where you type in "chowhound.com". This is where the address/url is for each Chowhound topic. You click on it, highlight it and copy and paste.
                          If you can't see the address, you may have to adjust your windows settings. If you go to the top right of your screen where the grey area is, right click with your mouse you should be able to see if "Address Bar" is checked off, if ti's not checked, check it off and then you should be able to see the address/url.

                          1. re: pescatarian
                            millygirl Jan 25, 2008 12:18 PM

                            Duh!!!! Thanks very much pescatarian....I finally get it. I wasn't even looking up there, only within the chowhound screen. Yeesh.

                            1. re: millygirl
                              pescatarian Jan 25, 2008 04:39 PM

                              lol, glad to help!

                      2. re: millygirl
                        JamieK Jan 24, 2008 01:54 PM

                        The other thing (sorry, I know this is probably information overload) is to search for a place link using a stripped-version of the restaurant name, and then be sure to use the "Chow Place" version. So, in this case, a search for 'Pastis' should have come up with the already existing place link as a "Chow Place" -

                        1158 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L9, CA

            2. re: JamieK
              Food Tourist Jan 25, 2008 07:27 AM

              Have you eaten there, JamieK?

              1. re: Food Tourist
                JamieK Jan 25, 2008 02:09 PM

                you mean Vittorio's? No, but I'd like to try it when I get the chance. I came across the V-Licious as I was trolling websites and thought it was a cute take on the whole 'licious thing.

            3. Food Tourist Jan 24, 2008 09:52 AM

              I think the question to ask is, "Where can I get a tasty prix fixe or multi-course menu year-round for $35 or less?" Otherwise we could just list most restaurants in Toronto whether or not they offer good value, like Bymark, North 44, Le Paradis, Via Allegro, Colborne Lane, Kultura, Lucien, George, JKWB, Cava, Foxley, Lai Wah Heen, upscale Japanese, various steakhouses, etc.

              I'm intrigued and surprised to see just about all the other big names on the 'licious list this year.

              1. JamieK Jan 24, 2008 07:12 AM

                No licious at L'Unita. Here's a recent thread with comments

                Also it looks like Chiado, Starfish, Rain, Amuse-Bouche and Caren's Wine Bar are licious-free too.

                100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

                864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

                96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J2H1, CA

                158 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A8, CA

                134 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R2H6, CA

                19 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V1H2, CA

                1. JamieK Jan 24, 2008 06:54 AM

                  Le Select has opted out this year. On website it says "NO Winterlicious - Peace and quiet free with every meal, same attractive prices all year long"

                  Le Select
                  432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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                  1. re: JamieK
                    czthemmnt Jan 24, 2008 08:16 AM

                    "Peace and quiet free with every meal?" That may explain why patrons are left alone for unreasonable lengths of time and the wait staff are nowhere to be seen. I'll forgo the peace and quiet for some decent service, thank you.

                    Attractive prices? For what, crap? Because that seems to be all they serve.

                    Thanks for opting out, Le Select. You've saved people time and money better spent elsewhere.

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